The Los Angeles Clippers’ forward depth will be tested over the coming stretch, as Shams Charania confirmed that Nicolas Batum would be unavailable for the next 10 days. The power forward entered the league’s health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and must be cleared before rejoining the team.
Sources: Clippers‘ Nicolas Batum is expected to miss at least 10 days due to health and safety protocols. Batum entered protocols and missed a win over Dallas today, which moved the Clippers to 10-7 on the season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2021
Batum has played in 14 games this season, starting 13 and averaging 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. The 33-year-old missed Sunday’s win against the Dallas Mavericks and will miss at least five more before he’s cleared to return.
The Clippers are already without Marcus Morris, who is dealing with a knee injury. Amir Coffey started against the Mavs on Sunday, his first of the season and third of his career, and will be in line for increased usage over the coming weeks.
Next up for the Clippers is a Tuesday night game against the Mavs again. Keep your eyes on FanDuel Sportsbook for a line on the game.
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